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San Luis Rey Grooms’ Heroism Shows ‘What They’re All About’

Forty-six lives were lost as a result of the Lilac fire’s invasion of the San Luis Rey training center. Those involved believe it could have been significantly worse, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. “If (all involved) don’t react like that, they lose 200 horses,” said Del Mar spokesman Mac McBride. “At least,” added David Jerkens, Del Mar’s […]

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San Luis Rey Downs Fire: What You Can Do To Help

The Stronach Group (TSG), in conjunction with Santa Anita Park and The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, has established a GoFundMe account page to help pay for hospital and rehabilitative costs incurred by those injured in yesterday’s devastating Lilac Fire, which engulfed San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in northern San Diego County. Additionally, Santa Anita […]

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500 Christmas Smiles: BGFC Fundraising To Provide Holiday Gifts To Farm Workers’ Children

Central Kentucky’s Thoroughbred farm workers are still responsible for their equine charges all throughout the upcoming holiday season. Blue Grass Farms Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization based in Lexington, Ky., is committed to providing these workers’ children with Christmas gifts, as well as a holiday dinner for the family. Founded in 2003, the BGFC […]

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Fundraiser For Industry Vet Mark ‘Snake’ Thompson Set For July 8

A fundraiser for longtime thoroughbred industry veteran Mark “Snake” Thompson will be held at McCarthy’s in downtown Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, July 8. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will feature entertainment by Fionn McLaughlin as well as live and silent auctions. Thompson is on the mend from a debilitating stroke suffered just prior […]

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Community Rallies To Give Horse With Wry Nose New Lease On Life

A horse named Barbara will hopefully get a new lease on life, thanks to a compassionate owner, a Texas community that rallied around her plight and a surgery slated to take place next week at the University of Tennessee. Barbara’s owner, Martha Talley, told Central Texas news station KXAN that Barbara was born with a […]

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Melancon ‘Taking One Day At A Time’ In Recovery From Stroke

Retired jockey Larry Melancon, 61, is still recovering from the stroke that befell him earlier this month while vacationing in North Carolina. According to the Daily Racing Form, Melancon has returned to his hometown of Louisville and is undergoing twice daily physical therapy to deal with the partial paralysis the stroke left behind. “He is […]

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‘He’s Such A Fighter’: Injured Jockey Beaucamp Flies Home To France To Begin Rehabilitation

Jockey Laurent Beaucamp was severely injured in a fall at Monmouth Park on Sept. 5, 2016. The 41-year-old French native made a move up the inside rail on the turf course aboard Irresistible Me, but the horse appeared to bounce off of the temporary rail, then to attempt to jump it. The move unseated Beaucamp, […]

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More Surgery For Injured Jockey Beaucamp

Laurent Beaucamp, the jockey who was severely injured in a fall at Monmouth Park on Sept. 5, underwent more surgery on Tuesday at the Jersey Shore Medical Center, reports Daily Racing Form. Doctors inserted plates and screws into Beaucamp’s broken left arm, and the rider remains in stable but critical condition in the Level 1 trauma […]

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Generous Donations Grant Paralyzed Jockey New Wheelchair Accessible Home

Thanks to generous donations from across North America, paralyzed jockey Alyssa Selman has been able to purchase a wheelchair-accessible home in the area she grew up, according to CBC News Manitoba. The 29-year-old was injured when throw from her mount on June 27 at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Canada. A GoFundMe account was set up […]

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Mini Horse With Bullet Wound In Need Of Prosthetic Limb

Max, a 2-year-old miniature horse that lives in Acushnet, Mass., is receiving treatment for a bullet wound to his leg, says owner Julie Nightlinger. Nightlinger had originally assumed that the cut on Max’s leg was a scratch or other common injury, but she consulted a veterinarian when it did not heal. It was then determined […]

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